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Developers hoping to build an apartment building on the Greenpoint waterfront celebrated a victory via a $58 million loan to help them refinance. [Wall Street Journal] E. 12th Street now has its very own soccer pitch, officially dubbed as Lower East Side Playground Field. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for this afternoon. [EV Grieve] Queens-based Greek mini-chain MP Taverna is debuted its Driggs Avenue outpost. [Free Williamsburg]
An Australian couple opened a new Indian restaurant last night, Baba Ji, at 175 Avenue B. [EV Grieve] At Greenpoint’s WORD bookstore tonight at 7 p.m., singer Peaches will talk about her new book, What Else Is in The Teaches of Peaches with Vanity Fair contributor Elissa Schappell. (Free to attend, reserved seating for those who pre-purchase the book).
From 7:30-10:30pm tonight at Good Co. in Williamsburg, LES chicken specialists Birds + Bubbles will dish up grub at the latest edition of the monthly Finger on the Pulse BBQ Blowout (tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door). [The Skint] The Magician’s Land scribe Lev Grossman will be interviewed by The Awl‘s Choire Sicha tonight at 8 p.m. at McNally Jackson. There will be beer. [The Skint] To coincide with Kanye West’s birthday, Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream on the Lower East Side will serve a Yeezus-inspired menu through Saturday. [Paper]